ArtsEquator Lobang is a list of available open calls, job postings and other opportunities open to people from Singapore and Southeast Asia. “Lobang”, a Malay word for “hole”, is used in Singlish as a shorthand for an opportunity, valuable contact or a tip.[Last updated 5 September 2019]
Serambi Karya Bellamy: Call-out for interns
Serambi Karya Bellamy is looking for interns. Send your profile to email@example.com with “INTERNSHIP” as the subject header.
WRITERS’ GROUP: Call for Participants
Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Other. Prose only.
Commitment: Submit a piece of writing to the group by the first week of every month. Members are expected to upload something OR comment on others’ work every month. Inactive members may be removed from the group.
Safe Space: We meet each writer at their level, respect each other’s work and highlight each other’s strengths.
Call for Donations: The Break Up Exhibition
The Break Up Exhibition at Sunway University aims to assist individuals who have faced difficulties within relationships. The exhibition is calling for donations of items once significant to a previous relationship, along with a short story of no more than 200 words related to the item and the relationship. The story and item will be displayed for public viewing at the exhibition anonymously. Submissions are open to everyone regardless of age, gender or location.
Upcoming booth dates: 5, 6, 12 and 13 September 2019
Help Me To Help You: Open Call
Arisan Tenggara (South East Asia Art Collective Forum) and Commons Credit Cooperativa is looking for a visual artist from Southeast Asia (max experience: 5 years) to create a work for the exhibition Help Me To Help You as part of the Jogja Biennale 2019, 20 Oct-30 Nov 2019.
Deadline: 28 August 2019
The Runaway Co: Roles Available
The Runaway Co. are looking for people for their upcoming productions.
The Story of Tonight: A collection of Broadway numbers in Mar 2020
Roles available: Singer-actors, Musicians, Production Committee Members
Currently unnamed original musical, Aug 2020
Roles available: Creative Director, Music Director, Production Manager, Stage Manager
Closing date for application for all roles: 7 September 2019
Hello Creatives: Audition
Hello Creatives is working on an International Network Comedy + Horror series and are looking for actors for a range of roles.
Audition: Aug – Sep 2019
Callback with Director: Sep – Oct 2019
Rehearsal: Apr 2020
Shoot Dates: Mid May 2020 – Early Aug 2020
Grey Projects is inviting applicants to apply for a residency in Taipei, Taiwan with Taipei Artist Village (TAV). The residency will include field trips, an open studio, gallery talk, workshop, outreach program, and publicity events. The residency will take place from 7 October – 27 December 2020. In addition to accommodation and workspace, airfare and a modest production fee will be provided. Please note that the TAV Residency is only open to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.
Deadline: 20 August 2019
The Golden Point Award is Singapore’s premier creative writing competition for Short Story and Poetry in the nation’s four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Established by the National Arts Council since 1993, the national literary writing competition is a significant platform for discovering new writers whose works exhibit literary merit and encouraging literary expression in Singapore. There is no age limit to enter the competition and entries may be written on any subject and theme.
Deadline: 26 August 2019
Call for applicants: Person-centred Arts Practices With Communities: The Artist Training Program by Community Cultural Development (Singapore)
Artist Training Programme: 31 August – 5 October 2019
This short training programme introduces the concepts and framework of the four dimensions (personal, social, cognitive and cultural) that enable person-centred arts practices to take place with communities. It will also guide participants with methods to craft curriculum, write proposals and evaluations using the person-centred dimensions.
Participants for this programme are expected to commit to 5 lecture discussion sessions held weekly between 26th August and 5th October 2019. The programme concludes with an individual discussion with each participant to facilitate a more personal understanding of how the dimensions can be applied to each individual’s practice.
Fees: $500, NAC grants available
Deadline: 26 August 2019
Objectifs/ Yamagata Reciprocal Artist Residency: Open Call
The Objectifs Reciprocal Artist Residency, in collaboration with Documentary Dream Center (Japan), is dedicated to providing artists working in the medium of film and/or photography with valuable space, resources and networks to help them develop their visual arts projects. The residency programme aims to facilitate the research and creation of visual art works and regional networking between artists.
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Hasanah Grants 2020: Open for applications
The Hasanah Grants for 2020 are open, with support for programmes aligned to the following focus areas: Education, Community Development, Environment and Arts & Public Spaces
Deadline: 31 August 2019
International Writers’ Workshop: 2020 Writers’-in-Residence Programme
IWW invites applications from interested writers to join the IWW 2020 Writers-in-Residence Programme from 24 February to 23 March 2020. The programme culminates in the 2020 IWW Literary Festival: “Humanities and the Planet.” Applicants are welcome to address how their work connects to the theme, but they are not required to do so.
Deadline for submission: 31 August 2019
Submissions open for Jalan Besar Writing Residency Programme
Sing Lit Station is pleased to offer working space to a select number of writers for a six-month-long writers’ residency programme. Our writers-in-residence are invited to conduct workshops, meetings, readings and other events on behalf of Sing Lit Station, with full access to our venue.
Applications open till 31 August 2019.
Bhumi Collective: The Mekar Programme Open Call
Bhumi Collective and Artseen (NLB) will launch a pilot performance development programme, which will serve as a space for artists to develop new ideas while also demystifying the process of performance creation for the stage. The public will be given an opportunity to engage with how new ideas for the stage are formed, workshopped and developed through open process-making sessions and a public sharing at the culmination of the programme. Through this programme, Bhumi Collective is also searching for artists and their ideas, whom align with their vision, in hopes of supporting the work in the future, towards a full staging.
The programme is called Mekar (meaning “bloom” in Malay). It will run from October 2019 to March 2020 at various library spaces around Singapore.
Deadline for submission: 1 September 2019, 2359 hrs
Audition Open Call: Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Young Company (TYC)
TYC is a holistic actor training programme for youths between 16 – 25 and will equip you with the skills and techniques you need to shine onstage as well as in your future career of choice. The programme is designed by theatre veteran Daniel Jenkins and features guest teachers who specialise in fields such as Improvisation, Voice Acting, Devising, Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre and the Stanislavsky System. The programme is divided into 2 years: the first year is a comprehensive actor training programme with an optional second year to participate in the graduation company.
Audition date: 7 September 2019
Are you a publisher, retailer or literary arts lover who is passionate in raising the awareness of Singaporean literary titles? Do you want to be a part of Singapore’s biggest literary movement to support local works? We are returning for the fourth edition in 2020 to celebrate and appreciate Singapore stories. If you have wonderful ideas for creative, bold and distinctive programmes to showcase Singapore stories, we invite you to join us as a programme partner. Successful applicants will receive grants for their selected proposals.
#BuySingLit returns next year: 6 – 8 and 13 – 15 March 2020
Sing Lit Station: Manuscript Assessment Scheme (Extended Deadline)
Manuscript Assessment Scheme (MASS) is an initiative by the National Arts Council, managed by Sing Lit Station. It is a subsidised scheme for deserving literary manuscripts to receive detailed professional feedback from The Literary Consultancy (TLC), a UK-based editorial consultancy service. It will accept manuscripts by writers at any stage of their career, regardless of publication history. It will also accept manuscripts in the hands of publishers seeking additional feedback for their Singaporean writers. Manuscripts in three genres (poetry, fiction, non-fiction) and of various lengths will be considered for submission.
Audition date: 14 September 2019
MUTEK.JP: Open Call for AI Music Lab
MUTEK.JP will collaborate with Gamma Festival and EDGEof to lead a multidisciplinary laboratory using artificial intelligence in the creation of sound and music in Tokyo. The AI Music lab will gather musicians, composers, sound artists, musicologists, programmers, researchers, engineers and curators alike to jointly explore the intersection of artificial intelligence and art. The application of AI during the lab uses three musical approaches with relevance to Japanese culture: Soundscape composition, Noise music and Techno music production. Ultimately, the best results will be presented at the upcoming instalment of MUTEK.JP festival on December 11-15, 2019.
The call for applications for the MUTEK.JP AI Lab is now open to local and international artists.
Closing date: 20 September 2019
Clockenflap HK 2019 Arts Open Call
The Clockenflap curatorial team would like to invite creative proposals which respond to our theme SCALE, for this year’s visual arts program. The three-day music and arts festival will take place from the 22th – 24th November 2019.
Submission deadline: 26 September 2019
British Council in East Asia is launching Connections Through Culture, a new mobility grant for exciting arts opportunities in the UK and six countries in Southeast Asia. Connections Through Culture is open to applicants from the UK, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. This programme aims to develop exciting cultural exchanges and collaborations between artists, arts professionals and representatives of arts groups, and to support long-lasting relationships between people from Southeast Asia and the UK.
Deadline: 26 September 2019
WILD RICE is looking for tomorrow’s talents today! Our youth division begins work again later this year under the guidance of veteran theatre practitioner Edith Podesta. Auditions will be held on 6 & 13 Oct 19 (Sun), from 11am to 6pm.
Deadline for application: 29 September 2019, 6pm (audition slots are booked on a first-come-first-served basis)
The producers of the inaugural edition of the UAE’s 2020 Sharjah Fringe have put out a global call for producers of children’s and family theatre to apply to be part of the first Fringe Festival in the region.
The Fringe, due to take place from 16 January – 1 February 2020, is seeking work that will “inspire, entertain, thrill and amaze” a young audience and their families.
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Rimbun Dahan Southeast Asian Art Residencies 2020
Rimbun Dahan is inviting visual artists, writers, arts managers, and researchers/curators from Southeast Asian countries to submit applications for residencies in 2020. Rimbun Dahan residencies provide a quiet, green and peaceful space for artists and arts workers to commit themselves deeply to their own artistic practice, within a warm and supportive community. Residencies can be minimum 1 month and maximum 3 months. Places are limited.
Deadline: 30 September 2019
ASEF Unplugged: Open Call for Partnerships in 2020
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is now inviting proposals from arts organisations to partner with on its event-series ASEF Unplugged-Conversations on the Arts in Asia and Europe, which aims to facilitate more open and engaging conversations on topics of local or bi-regional interest.
Deadline for submission: 30 September 2019
Insurgent Tongues: Call for Submissions
In Motherless Tongues, scholar Vicente Rafael writes of the “irreducibly insurgent element in every language that undermines attempts at mastery.” “Mastery” can point to a range of things: fluency in a language, supremacy over a person, colonial suppression of a nation. A new folio of the Transpacific Literary Project will celebrate the disobedient and porous nature of language, and interrogate authoritarian attempts (and failures) to control the complex formations of self, family, school, and nation.
Submissions are accepted in any language of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia*. All contributors, writers and translators, will be paid.
Deadline for submission: 7 October 2019
Unlimited: International Placement
The placement is a paid professional development opportunity, to get involved with the delivery team for the Unlimited programme supporting work by disabled artists, in the United Kingdom. It will involve the placement holder visiting London for several weeks in March-May period to get to know the Unlimited delivery partner organisations (Shape Arts and Artsadmin), and the Unlimited team. There will be a second trip to London early September 2020, to assist the Unlimited team in the activity around Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival.
This opportunity is for individuals that identify as disabled, and who have professional experience of working in the arts sector, whether that be through employment or self-initiated projects. The role is aimed to develop project managing, producing, event managing and arts administrative skills, and will be tailored to work to the strengths and interests of the placement holder. It is for an individual living anywhere in the world outside of the UK, with a high level of spoken and written English, or British Sign Language, that will enable them to fully benefit from the experience.
Application Deadline: 14 October 2019
Open Call: ASSITEJ Next Generation residency programme in Tokyo
The Next Generation (NG) residency programme is an ASSITEJ initiative, designed to support artistic and cultural exchange and collaboration between international artists aged 36 years or below, interested in theatre for young audiences, at ASSITEJ events. A NG residency programme for 25 artists, critics, producers, researchers, from Asia and around the world will be held in Tokyo over the period of MIRAI Festival: 2020 International Performing Arts Festival for Children and Young People in Japan / The 20th ASSITEJ World Congress from 14-24 May, 2020.
Application deadline: 18 October 2019
AfA Fund for The Arts
To further support the ongoing move towards an environment free from stigma and discrimination, Action for AIDS is announcing the launch of the ‘AfA Fund for The Arts’. The Fund intends to award grants of up to S$20,000 per project that have strong focus on ending stigma and discrimination. Selection will be done by a panel appointed by Action for AIDS, Singapore. The AfA Fund for the Arts is the first dedicated fund of its kind to target stigma and discrimination faced by the HIV+ community.
As a pilot exercise, we are looking to fund short films or related media that fulfil the following criteria:
- Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment towards addressing stigma and discrimination faced by PLHIV and/or key affected populations;
- Employ unique, yet accessible, story-telling that will engage a general audience;
- Formatted for potential online distribution, and free of copyrighted material.
Applications are open to all Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents.
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Talking Statues is looking for a producer partner in Singapore
We are looking for a producer partner in Singapore to produce a project called Talking Statues. The basic idea of the project is to bring statues to life with modern mobile technology. We have already produced a dummy in Singapore. We are looking for someone who is situated in the city and maybe has experience producing Public Art Projects.
Sing Lit Station: Intern
Sing Lit Station is on the lookout for an intern to join our team from September ’19 – February ’20. The new addition should have some experience with events, have bundles of initiative and be flexible in fast-changing situations. They should be able to work independently and as part of a team.
The Finger Players: General Manager
The General Manager will work closely with the Artistic Directors to establish the re-structured company and work toward its financial and artistic sustainability, within the vision and mission of the company.
Leading the administrative team and alongside the Artistic Directors who represent the Artistic Core Team, the GM will set out the strategies and annual work plans of the Company, secure and prudently manage funds for the realisation of these plans, provide logistical support for the programmes, workshops and events and market them, manage external stakeholders to the advantage of the Company. This job is ideal for an experienced manager who loves the arts, is creative, resourceful, adaptable in a time of organisational renewal, likes the experience of working in a robust and dynamic environment and thrives under pressure.
The Theatre Practice: Advocacy Team Lead
The Advocacy department advocates for the value for the arts and through the arts.
It works hand-in-hand with the Artmaking department in cultivating and nurturing art makers, arts audiences and supporters through its capability development platforms and programmes, as well as facilitating and connecting stakeholders to support and contribute to the positive development in the arts practice and landscape in Singapore.
In supporting and contributing to the development of arts practice and landscape in Singapore, the department connects and facilitates discussions and activities with different arts intermediaries, arts organisations and practitioners, government agencies to promote the positive impact of the arts on society as a whole.
The department aims to be known as a champion that realises Practice’s belief that the arts is essential in every person’s life.
Arts House Limited: Content Marketing Manager (6 months – 1 Year Contract)
Responsibilities & Duties:
- Develop and execute effective content marketing campaigns to drive traffic, engagement, leads, tickets sales and retention.
- Develop and manage the editorial calendar across offline and digital platforms
- Analyse content traffic metrics and the effectiveness of campaigns and messaging.
- Develop community-building initiatives to cultivate and grow participation in community forums or targeted audiences/ groups.
- Monitor and optimise community engagement levels.
Arts House Limited: Manager, Communications
- Work as an integral member of the Programming team under the direction of the Head of Programming.
- Conceptualises, develops, and executes arts programmes and projects in line with the programming strategy of the Arts House and at other prescribed venues determined by AHL.
- Proactive in developing relationships with literary artists and arts organisations.
- Programme Administration and logistics that includes ticketing, regular monitoring and reporting of project status and budgets, front-of-house duty and customer management, and obtaining necessary approvals from internal and external parties.
More roles available in the link below.
The Esplanade: Editor
As a key presenter, commissioner and producer of the arts in Singapore, recordings, photographs and other materials relating to our activities and relationships also have significant value in the centre’s educational, marketing and audience development endeavours. Our documentation and archival practice should also facilitate access to and support these aspects of Esplanade’s work, to be repurposed for other uses such as in digital or broadcast content and educational materials.
You will report to the Editor (Lead) and be responsible for managing the Esplanade Archives and its collections and relationships. You will also be involved in creating rich content for platforms such as digital/web and onsite exhibitions. It is critical that you are fully involved in all activities of the centre which have a bearing on the quality, accuracy and timeliness of the information to be archived.
The Esplanade: Assistant Programmer, Dance
The Esplanade is looking for an Assistant Programmer for Dance. The role requires strong administrative, organising & communication skills, sensitivity to dance practice and presentation, and desire to make dance programming part of your life and career in the long term.
If you are keen, please send your interest and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OH! Open House: Community Manager
OH! Open House is a non-profit art organisation that tells alternative stories of Singapore through art. Every year, we organise neighbourhood art walks and volunteers are an integral part of OH! Open House: they are the face and voice of OH! and they form the biggest part of our community.
We are looking to hire someone who has a passion for building and empowering communities within the Singapore arts scene. You should enjoy meeting new people and have excellent communication skills.
SOTA: Teacher, Faculty of Literary Arts
- Design and implement curriculum and assessment for the Literary Arts programme which includes the genres such as short fiction, poetry, playwriting, Young Adult novel, graphic novel and screenwriting
- Monitor and evaluate the progress and development of the students under one’s charge and giving useful and timely feedback to students and parents
- Work with others in supporting the faculty in curriculum development/review and other departmental needs
- Plan, implement and monitor co-curricular programmes to support students’ holistic development
- Maintain up-to-date subject knowledge and preparing relevant teaching resources
SOTA: Teacher, Faculty of Visual Arts
- Development and delivery of curriculum to a range of visual arts classes of different levels and technical proficiencies. The curriculum includes both studio practice and theory and history of art.
- Monitoring and evaluation of student progress, including providing useful and timely feedback to students and other stakeholders.
- Preparation and conduct of assessment of student learning
- Mentoring and supervision of students on external and cross-disciplinary projects
- Working with others in supporting the department in curriculum, pedagogical and assessment development/review and other departmental needs
- Maintaining up-to-date subject knowledge and approaches to teaching and learning, and preparing relevant teaching resources
More roles available in the link below.
NAFA: Lecturer, Arts Management Programme
- Responsible for managing and delivering assigned modules in the area of arts management, arts business and/or technical theatre and undertake 20 to 24 contact/teaching hours per week during term time
- Design, prepare and develop module/teaching materials
- Contribute towards review of curriculum and academic activities
- Supervise and assess students’ assignments/works/projects
- Maintain records to monitor student progress, performance and attendance
- Organise and lead the overseas immersion programme, student visits to local arts events and arts organisations
NAFA: Lecturer, Fine Art Programme (1-year contract, half/full load)
- Responsible for managing and delivering studio modules which include:
- undertaking 20 to 24 contact/teaching hours per week during term time and imparting contemporary studio practices and strong appreciation for traditional techniques and skills to students
- supporting the Diploma in Fine Art course particularly in studio and research knowledge and professional development modules, and studio practice for the Diploma in Art Teaching course
- designing, preparing and developing module/teaching materials
- contributing towards review of curriculum and academic activities
- maintaining records relating to students’ progress, performance and attendance
- supervising and assessing students’ assignments/works/projects
- performing administrative duties as expected of an academic staff
More roles available in the link below.
Singapore International Film Festival: Various roles
SGIFF have the following positions open: Marketing Co-ordinator, Festival Lounge Assistant/Intern, Front-of-House Assistant/Intern, and Hospitality Assistant/Intern.
Deadline: 26 August 2019
National Heritage Board: Manager/Assistant Manager (Programmes), Malay Heritage Centre
- Conceptualise, plan and implement programmes and initiatives onsite/ offsite to engage diverse audience
- Prepare programme proposals, budget, presentation materials and post-evaluation reports for key stakeholders
- Identify and foster partnerships with community partners, government agencies and other organisations to extend reach of programmes
- Strengthen and expand partnerships with key stakeholders
Closing Date: 28 August 2019
National Heritage Board: Manager/Assistant Manager (Programmes), Indian Heritage Centre
- Conceptualise, develop and execute major iconic events and innovative programmes suitable for Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) by collaborating with external partners to reach a broad range of audiences, including families, young adults, new museum-goers and community groups
- Develop existing relationships with partners including other government agencies, grassroots and schools
- Work closely with the curatorial and education/outreach team to support the organisation and execution of institutional events, including public queries and after-event reports
- Work closely with the strategic communications and digital team in HQ to conduct and assist with activities such as marketing, promotions, collateral production and media relations
- Work closely with both internal and external stakeholders to develop partnerships and collaborations; broaden audience base and increase visitorship for the institution
Closing Date: 31 August 2019
Singapore Repertory Theatre: Resident Learning & Engagement Officer
Core Purpose: To support existing and develop new L&E programmes, both in terms of formal education and informal community learning programmes. This entails co-ordinating, developing and delivering a range of learning activities on behalf of SRT Learning & Engagement.
Closing Date: 29 August 2019
National Arts Council: Manager/Assistant Manager, Sector Development (Theatre)
Responsibilities: You will join a team that focuses on the development of the Singapore theatre sector. This includes contributing to the formulation of strategies, planning, and programme implementation, as well as supporting the development of theatre practitioners and organisations. You will build strong relationships with these individuals and organisations and through a range of tools and programmes, including grants, arts spaces and other developmental platforms, you will work with the theatre sector to achieve various goals, including: development of quality work and programmes that connect with audiences; supporting efforts to identify and engage new audiences for their work and art form locally and internationally; and continuing education and training for professional development.
Closing Date: 1 September 2019
National Arts Council: Manager/Assistant Manager/Manager, Sector Development (Literary Arts)
Responsibilities: You will be involved in the development of the literary arts eco-system, resulting in the potential of Singapore’s literary assets being fully realized and the celebration of literary arts at the heart of the community.
Closing Date: 23 August 2019
More roles available in the link below.
Singapore Tourism Board: Contract Manager, Arts & Cultural Precinct (9-months)
The officer will be working closely with the precinct stakeholders and associations in developing initiatives to improve visitor experience as well as bring vibrancy to the precincts such as Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Katong/Joo Chiat etc. This could include seeding and activating immersive and interactive experiences such as tours and workshops, driving events and also sourcing for suitable product and souvenirs to enable a more engaging and deeper appreciation of our culture and heritage of the precincts. This is so as to work towards the end objective of deriving more tourism value through longer length of stay and higher expenditure from visitors.
The officer will also support the Arts Team in growing a strong pipeline of art experiences with tourism appeal which will positions Singapore as a vibrant arts city supporting destination awareness
The officer will work closely with our Marketing colleagues and Regional Officers to develop relevant content in order to facilitate the marketing of our arts and cultural events in the respective marketing channels, eg coordinate itineraries for media familiarisation trips for the key events and undertake logistics arrangements for any STB organised events e.g. media lunch, networking events, source and upload relevant content to our Tourism Information Hub.
You will be involved in the development of the literary arts eco-system, resulting in the potential of Singapore’s literary assets being fully realized and the celebration of literary arts at the heart of the community.
Closing Date: 23 August 2019
The Theatre Practice: Communications & Partnerships Executive
We are looking for a Communications & Partnerships Executive to join our team! The Theatre Practice’s (PRACTICE) Development and Communications department advocates the value and importance of Singapore theatre through marketing, communications and relationships building.
Project Transit: Echoes of Waterloo: Creative/Production Positions
Project Transit: Echoes of Waterloo (October 2019) is a project by Veshnu Narayanasamy, in collaboration with Grain Performance & Research Lab and Wong Chee Meng. Project Transit experiments and explores the memories of Waterloo Street with a site-specific performance.
We are looking for both established and emerging theatre practitioners to fill various creative/ production positions:
Multimedia artist/Video editor
Those without experience can take up an internship in all areas for the project.
· Assist in producing and designing marketing collaterals
· Produce and upkeep content for ITI’s own digital resources
· Track online analytics, report results and pitch new ideas to the team
· Assist with the planning and managing of events
· Assist in building partnerships and donor relationships
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